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  1. Afghanistan - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law Prohibiting Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling (1395/11/10) [2017]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-01-27 | AFG-2017-L-105006

    The Law prohibits all forms of human trafficking and criminalizes the use of threat or force or other types of coercion or deceit for the purpose of exploitation. It includes forms of exploitation such as medical experiments and forcing a person to commit “other illegal activities,” and includes armed fighting and creating a new offence which prohibits bacha baazi, i.e. the exploitation of young boys by men for social and sexual entertainment.
    The law prescribes maximum penalties of eight years imprisonment; aggravating factors increase the maximum sentence to between 10 and 15 years and the imposition of the death penalty if exploitation for armed fighting resulted in the victim’s death.

  2. Afghanistan - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law Countering Abduction and Human Trafficking and Smuggling (1387/04/25) [2008]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-07-14 | AFG-2008-L-105008

  3. Albania - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté n° 582 du 27 juillet 2011 sur l'adoption des procédures d'action pour identifier les victimes éventuelles de trafic. (Vendim n° 582 per miratimin e procedurave per identifikimin dhe referimin e viktimave te mundshme te trafikimit.) - Fletorja zyrtare n° 131

    Adoption: 2011-07-27 | Date of entry into force: 2011-09-18 | ALB-2011-R-94207

    Définit comme objectif principal l'identification rapide des victimes majeures et mineures de trafic, afin de leur porter aide et protection. Vise à contribuer à la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains, à la prévention des trafics et à la punition des trafiquants.

  4. Albania - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté n° 142 du 23 février 2011 sur l'adoption du Plan national des activités de la lutte contre le trafic des êtres humains et du document complémentaire sur le Plan national des activités de la lutte contre le trafic des enfants et de la protection des enfants, victimes de trafic. (Vendim n° 142 per miratimin e planit kombetar te veprimit per luften kunder trafikimit te qenieve njerezore dhe te dokumentit plotesues plani i veprimit per luften kunder trafikimit te femijeve.) - Fletorja zyrtare n° 30

    Adoption: 2011-02-23 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-31 | ALB-2011-R-94172

    Charge le Comité étatique, les ministères et les institutions responsables, de l'application et du monitoring de ce plan. Définit comme objectif stratégique, l'augmentation du nombre de poursuites pénales et de sanctions nécessaires contre toute forme de trafic des êtres humains à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur du pays.

  5. Albania - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté n° 73 du 2 février 2011 modifiant l'arrêté n° 303 du 25 mars 2009 sur l'adoption du règlement général des prisons, modifiée. (Vendim n° 73 per disa ndryshime ne vendimin n° 303 te 25.3.2009 per miratiin e rregullores se pergjithsme te burgjeve, te ndryshuar.) - Fletorja zyrtare n° 11

    Adoption: 2011-02-02 | Date of entry into force: 2011-02-18 | ALB-2011-R-94161

    Modifie les dispositions relatives aux employés des prisons et leur obligation de confidentialité lorsqu'ils cessent d'excercer leurs fonctions, à la protection des données personnelles des prisonniers, à la sécurité à l'intérieur des prisons et au travail rémunéré des prisonniers.

  6. Albania - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté n° 187 du 17 mars 2010 modifiant l'arrêté n° 303 du 25 mars 2009 sur l'adoption du règlement général des prisons. (Vendim n° 187 per disa shtesa ne vendimin n° 303 per miratimin e rregullores se pergjithshme te burgjeve.) - Fletorja zyrtare n° 44

    Adoption: 2010-03-17 | Date of entry into force: 2010-04-20 | ALB-2010-R-88798

    Modifie une série d'articles sur la commission de l'appréciation de conduite, sur les plaintes contre la décision du Conseil disciplinaire, sur les mesures de sécurité, etc.

  7. Albania - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté n° 303 du 25 mars 2009 sur l'adoption du règlement général des prisons. (Vendim n° 303 per miratimin e rregullores se pergjithshme te burgjeve.) - Fletorja zyrtare n° 39

    Adoption: 2009-03-25 | Date of entry into force: 2009-04-03 | ALB-2009-R-88689

    Ce règlement contient des dispositions relatives aux droits et obligations des détenus, à l'organisation de leur vie, au déroulement de leurs activités de travail, à leur récompense pour le travail effectué, etc.

  8. Albania - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Loi n° 8351 du 20 mai 1998 complétant et modifiant la loi n° 7933 du 17 mai 1995 sur les travaux publics telle que modifiée par la loi n° 8104 du 28 mars 1996.

    Adoption: 1998-05-20 | ALB-1998-L-70123

    Etend l'obligation de participer aux travaux publics aux demandeurs d'emplois.
    Sont notamment considérés comme travaux publics les travaux visant la construction, la réparation ou l'entretien de lieux publics ou le travail opéré dans les services sociaux.
    Prévoit que si les personnes concernées refusent de participer aux travaux publics, elles seront radiées des listes des demandeurs d'emploi.

  9. Albania - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Loi n° 8104 du 28 mars 1996 complétant la loi n° 7933 du 17 mai 1995 sur les travaux publics.

    Adoption: 1996-03-28 | Date of entry into force: 1996-03-28 | ALB-1996-L-70122

    Etend l'obligation de participer aux travaux publics aux bénéficiaires des prestations de chômage.

  10. Albania - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Loi no 8086 du 13 mars 1996 portant ratification de la Convention internationale du travail no 105 sur l'abolition du travail forcé et de la Convention internationale du travail no 138 concernant l'âge minimum d'admission à l'emploi.

    Adoption: 1996-03-13 | ALB-1996-L-45146

  11. Algeria - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret exécutif n° 13-259 du 7 juillet 2013 fixant les missions, l'organisation et le fonctionnement de l'établissement public de l'emploi de la main-d'oeuvre carcérale. - JO du 18 juillet 2013

    Adoption: 2013-07-07 | DZA-2013-R-93862

    Est notamment chargé de veiller à l'animation et la coordination de toute action liée aux travaux éducatifs et d'apprentissage ; et de procéder à la fabrication de produits artisanaux ou industriels et leur commercialisation.
    Dissout l'office national des travaux éducatifs.

  12. Algeria - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté interministériel du 26 juin 1983 portant modalités d'utilisation de la main d'oeuvre pénitentiaire par l'office national des travaux éducatifs. - JO du 1er novembre 1983

    Adoption: 1983-06-26 | DZA-1983-R-10095

  13. Antigua and Barbuda - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Migrant Smuggling (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2015 (No. 12 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-21 | ATG-2015-L-102700

  14. Antigua and Barbuda - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2015 (No. 13 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-21 | ATG-2015-L-102701

  15. Antigua and Barbuda - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    The Migrant Smuggling (Prevention) Act, 2010 (No. 11 of 2010). - Acts on-line

    Adoption: 2010-10-25 | ATG-2010-L-85370

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Migrant Smuggling Offences, Immunity, Etc.
    Part III - Enforcement
    Part IV - Miscellaneous

  16. Antigua and Barbuda - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    The Trafficking in Persons (Prevention) Act, 2010 (No. 12 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-10-25 | ATG-2010-L-86199

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Trafficking in Persons Prevention Committee
    Part III - Trafficking in Persons Offences, Immunity Etc.
    Part IV - Enforcement
    Part V - Identification and Protection of Victims of Trafficking
    Part VI - Deportation and Repatriation of Victims of Trafficking
    Part VII - Compensation
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous

  17. Argentina - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 27252, de 1 de junio de 2016, que aprueba el Protocolo Relativo al Convenio sobre el Trabajo Forzoso, 1930, suscripto en la Ciudad de Ginebra, Confederación Suiza, el 11 de junio de 2014 - Boletín Oficial

    Adoption: 2016-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-16 | ARG-2016-L-102776

    La citada ley aprueba el Protocolo Relativo al Convenio sobre el Trabajo Forzoso, 1930, suscripto en la Ciudad de Ginebra, Confederación Suiza, el 11 de junio de 2014.

  18. Argentina - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 26842 de prevención y sanción de la trata de personas y asistencia a sus víctimas. - InfoLeg

    Adoption: 2012-12-19 | ARG-2012-L-92015

    Modifica la Ley núm. 26364 de prevención y sanción de la trata de personas y asistencia a sus víctimas, el Código Penal y el Código Procesal Penal.

  19. Argentina - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto núm. 936/2011 de protección integral de las mujeres que promueve la erradicación de la difusión de mensajes e imágenes que estimulen o fomenten la explotación sexual. - InfoLeg

    Adoption: 2011-07-05 | ARG-2011-R-87355

    Estipula que, conforme lo previsto por el artículo 1 de la Ley núm 26485, están prohibidos los avisos que promuevan
    la oferta sexual o hagan explícita o implícita referencia a la solicitud de personas destinadas al comercio sexual, por cualquier medio, con la finalidad de prevenir el delito de Trata de Personas con fines de explotación sexual y la paulatina eliminación de las formas de discriminación de las
    mujeres. Asimismo, establece que quedan comprendidos en el mencionado régimen todos aquellos avisos cuyo texto, haciendo referencia a actividades lícitas resulten engañosos, teniendo por fin último la realización de alguna
    de las actividades aludidas.

  20. Argentina - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 26364 de prevención y sanción de la trata de personas y asistencia a sus víctimas. - Sistema Argentino de Informática Jurídica

    Adoption: 2008-04-09 | ARG-2008-L-78489

    Regula la trata de personas mayores y menores de dieciocho años así como la explotación, la no punibilidad y los derechos de las víctimas.

  21. Argentina - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto Nacional núm. 1281/2007 de creación del Programa de Prevención y erradicación de la trata de personas y de asistencia a sus víctimas. - Sistema Argentino de Informática Jurídica

    Adoption: 2007-10-02 | ARG-2007-R-77063

    Dispone que el citado Programa tendrá a su cargo en general, la realización de todas las gestiones tendientes a la prevención y erradicación de la trata de personas y asistencia a sus víctimas y, en particular, promover la articulación interinstitucional entre organismos estatales y organizaciones de la sociedad civil y proponer protocolos de trabajo y asistencia interinstitucionales para la implementación de acciones destinadas a la prevención, la asistencia y la reinserción social de las víctimas; desarrollar acciones eficaces orientadas a aumentar la capacidad de detección persecución y desarticulación de las redes de trata; asegurar a las víctimas el respeto y ejercicio pleno de sus derechos y garantías, proporcionándoles la orientación técnica a fin de su asistencia a servicios de atención integral gratuita (médica, psicológica, social, jurídica,entre otros); y generar actividades que coadyuven en la capacitación y asistencia para la búsqueda y obtención de oportunidades laborales, conjuntamente con los organismospertinentes.

  22. Armenia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law No. HO-48-N of 17 May 2016 "On Probation" - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-04 | Date of partial entry into force: 2018-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2017-01-01 | ARM-2016-L-104546

    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Principles of probation
    Chapter III: Ensuring alternative preventive measures
    Chapter IV: Ensuring the implementation of the penalties not linked with detention
    Chapter V: Ensuring the implementation of security measures
    Chapter VI: Functions of probation service during the processes of conditional non-implementation of punishment, early conditional release, replacing punishment with a less strict punishment, annulment of criminal record, cancellation of punishment
    Chapter VII: Functions of probation service in the field of re-socialization
    Chapter VIII: Functions of probation service in the field of arbitration
    Chapter IX: Notifications
    Chapter X: Individual case of probation beneficiary and database
    Chapter XI: Electronic supervision
    Chapter XII: Juridical status of probation beneficiary
    Chapter XIII: Peculiarities of probation for minor beneficiaries
    Chapter XIV: Supervision over implementation of probation
    Chapter XV: Probation service
    Chapter XVI: Final and transitional provisions.

    Article 23, chapters 3, 5, 8 enter into force on 1 January 2018, chapter 11-1 January 2017.

  23. Armenia - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Governmental Decision No. 2303-N on the amount, the calculation and payment procedure for the overtime work of penitentiary workers.

    Adoption: 2005-12-25 | Date of entry into force: 2006-01-01 | ARM-2005-R-75666

  24. Armenia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Government Decision No. 58-N to adopt the national agenda 2004-2006 for prevention of trafficking of persons and to establish measures for its implementation (Text No. 245).

    Adoption: 2004-01-15 | Date of entry into force: 2004-03-04 | ARM-2004-L-69722

  25. Australia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 (No. 24, 2015). - Legislation online

    Adoption: 2015-07-03 | AUS-2015-L-105255

  26. Australia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Act 2013 (No. 6, 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-03-07 | AUS-2013-L-95398

    An Act to amend the law relating to slavery, slavery-like conditions and people trafficking, and for other purposes.

  27. Australia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Combating the Financing of People Smuggling and Other Measures Act 2011 (No. 60, 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-28 | AUS-2011-L-88639

    An Act to amend the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006, and for related purposes.

    SECTIONS:
    1 Short title
    2 Commencement
    3 Schedule(s)

    SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1 - Remittance dealers
    Part 1 - Amendments
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    Part 2 - Transitional provisions relating to reporting entities
    Part 3 - Transitional provisions relating to other matters
    Part 4 - Transitional regulations
    Schedule 2 - Amendments relating to designated agencies
    Schedule 3 - Verification of identity
    Schedule 4- Amendment of the Financial Transaction Reports
    Act 1988

  28. Australia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Act 2010 (No. 50, 2010) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-31 | AUS-2010-L-84647

    Makes amendments to the Criminal Code Act 1995 and the Migration Act 1958 which regulate penalties against persons who smuggle people. With respect to the Criminal Code, section 73 is modified to provide for the offence of people smuggling and adds a new section 73.3A concerning supporting the offence of people smuggling for those who provide material support or resources to offenders. The Migration Act is amendments by repealing Subdivision A of Division 12 of Part 2 and inserting a new Subdivision A concerning people smuggling and related offences. Makes consequential amendments to a number of other Acts:
    - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    - Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    - Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    - Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

  29. Australia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Sex Industry Offences Act 2005 (No. 42 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-11-24 | AUS-2005-L-82006

    An Act to impose certain restrictions on the operation of sexual services businesses in order to protect children and sex workers from exploitation in the sex industry, to safeguard public health, to amend the Criminal Code Act 1924, the Evidence (Children and Special Witnesses) Act 2001, the Justices Act 1959 and the Police Offences Act 1935 and for related purposes.

  30. Australia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Criminal Code Amendment (Trafficking in Persons Offences) Act 2005 (No. 96, 2005) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-07-06 | Date of entry into force: 2005-08-03 | AUS-2005-L-71559

    Schedule 1: Amendments relating to deceptive recruiting, trafficking in persons and debt bondage.
    Schedule 2: Consequential amendments

    Provides for offences relating to trafficking in persons.

  31. Australia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Volunteers Protection Act 2001 (No. 65 of 2001). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-12-06 | AUS-2001-L-105388

    An Act to protect volunteers in the community from personal liability; and for other purposes.

  32. Australia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Criminal Code Amendment (Slavery and Sexual Servitude) Act 1999 (Act No. 104) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-08-24 | AUS-1999-L-67458

    Amends the Criminal Code of 1995. Creates a penalty of 25 years if a person, whether within or outside Australia:
    (i) enters into any commercial transaction involving a slave; or
    (ii) exercises control or direction over, or provides finance for, any commercial transaction involving a slave; or
    (iii) exercises control or direction over, or provides finance for, any act of slave trading; and (b) is reckless as to whether the transaction or act involves a slave, slavery or slave trading.

    Repeals the following Acts:
    Pacific Islanders Protection Act 1873 (35 & 36 Victoria, ch 19)
    Pacific Islanders Protection Act 1875 (38 & 39 Victoria, ch 51)
    Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (3 & 4 William IV, ch 73)
    Slave Trade Act 1824 (5 George IV, ch 113)
    Slave Trade Act 1843 (6 & 7 Victoria, ch 98)
    Slave Trade Act 1873 (36 & 37 Victoria, ch 88)

  33. Australia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988 | AUS-1988-L-105376

    An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to sentencing and the enforcement of sentences; and to provide for other related matters.

  34. Austria - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Federal Act Promoting Volunteer Work (Volunteering Law - FreiwG). (Bundesgesetz zur Förderung von freiwilligem Engagement (Freiwilligengesetz - FreiwG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2012-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | AUT-2012-L-93616

    Part 1 General provisions
    § 1. Goals
    § 2. Promotion of volunteer work
    § 3. Voluntary organizations
    § 4. Voluntary reporting and internet portal
    Part 2 Voluntary social year
    § 5. Subject Matter
    § 6. Voluntary social year
    § 7. Participants
    § 8. Carrier
    § 9. Work place
    § 10. Information requirements
    § 11. Quality Assurance
    § 12. Agreement and certificate
    § 13. Exemption
    § 14. Time constraints
    § 15. Maternity protection
    § 16. Limitation of Liability
    § 17. Monitoring and Penalties
    § 18. Equal treatment
    § 19. Use of personal data
    § 20. Jurisdiction of the Labour and Social Courts
    § 21. Promotion
    Part 3 Voluntary environmental year
    § 22. Regulatory subject
    § 23. Voluntary environmental year
    § 24. Applicable regulations
    Part 4 Memorial service, peace and social service abroad
    § 25. Regulatory subject
    § 26. Memorial service, peace and social service abroad
    § 27. Applicable regulations
    Part 5 Austrian Council for Voluntary Work
    § 28. Equipment
    § 29. Target
    § 30. Tasks
    § 31. Members
    § 32. Appointment
    § 33. Convening of meetings
    § 34. Quorum
    § 35. Management and Regulation
    Part 6 Recognition Fund for Volunteering
    § 36. Fund Beneficiaries
    § § 37 to 39 Grants
    § 40. Jurisdiction
    § § 41 and 42 Means
    § 43 Management of the Fund
    § 44 Costs bearer
    Part 7 Final Provisions.

  35. Azerbaijan - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law No.609-IVQD of 19 April 2013 to amending the Law on Trafficking in Persons. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2013-04-19 | Date of entry into force: 2013-05-09 | AZE-2013-L-96584

    Supplements the law with article 14-1 (time for rehabilitation and reflection). Also supplements article 20 (repatriation of the foreigners and persons without citizenship, who are victims of human trafficking) with para 20.4-1 on coordinating the activities of State bodies linked with the repatriation of foreigners and persons who became victims of human trafficking and the adoption of rules for repatriation which also include measures to ensure that children who became victims of trafficking are properly cared for. Rephrases para 4 and repeals para 6 of article 20.

  36. Azerbaijan - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Decree No. 21 of 1 February 2008 on the procedure for transferring victims of trafficking to the special police unit for the fight against human trafficking. - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian)

    Adoption: 2008-02-01 | Date of entry into force: 2008-02-05 | AZE-2008-R-79244

    The decree sets up a detailed procedure for transfer of victims of trafficking to the specialized police unit.

  37. Azerbaijan - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree on enactment of the Law on trafficking in persons. - Unofficial English translation Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2005-08-05 | AZE-2005-R-71190

  38. Azerbaijan - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law on trafficking in persons. - Unofficial English translation Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2005-08-05 | AZE-2005-L-74438

    I - General provisions (basic concepts, principles and goals)
    II - Organizational basis for combatting trafficking in persons (national plan of action, national coordinator, specialized police unit, responsibilities of Government agencies, cooperation with NGOs)
    III - Prevention of trafficking in persons
    IV - Social rehabilitation and protection of victims
    V - Specificity of the cases related to trafficking in persons, and liability for trafficking in persons
    VI - International cooperation on fighting human trafficking
    VII - Final provisions

  39. Azerbaijan - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law on State Protection of Persons Taking Part in Criminal Procedure (No. 585-IГ of 1998) - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1998-12-11 | AZE-1998-L-83689

    Defines a system of measures, that ensures security and social protection of victims, witnesses of the criminal case and other persons participating in the criminal procedure. Security measures, determined by this Law, shall be implemented where it is impossible to ensure security of the above persons by other means.

  40. Bahamas - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention and Suppression)(Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 2 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-03-31 | BHS-2017-L-104822

  41. Bahamas - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention and Suppression) Act, 2008 (No. 27 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-12-09 | Date of entry into force: 2008-12-10 | BHS-2008-L-81008

    Part I - Arrangement of Sections
    Part II - Criminal Offences and Related Provisions
    Part III - Assistance and Protection for Victims
    Part IV - Prevention of Trafficking in Persons

  42. Bahamas - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Cap. 100). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1991-10-01 | BHS-1991-L-104842

    1. Short title.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Rehabilitated persons and spent convictions.
    4. The rehabilitation period applicable to a conviction.
    5. Effect of rehabilitation.
    6. Limitations on rehabilitation under this Act.
    7. Defamation actions.
    8. Unauthorised disclosure of spent convictions.
    9. Amendment of First and Third Schedules

  43. Bahrain - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 2 of 2013 amending Ministerial Order No. 3 of 2008 on designating businesses and administrative authorities in which a convict may be employed by virtue of an order of the Sentencing Judge and the regulations of such employment. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-01-24 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-21 | BHR-2013-R-95109

    This Ministerial Order Amends the schedules that are attached to Ministerial Order No. 3 of 2008 on designating businesses and administrative authorities in which a convict may be employed by virtue of an order of the Sentencing Judge and the regulations of such employment.

  44. Bahrain - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law No. 1 of 2012 Ratifying the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138). - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2012-02-06 | Date of entry into force: 2012-02-10 | BHR-2012-L-92166

    The Kingdom of Bahrain ratified the Convention No. 138 of 1973 concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment on the 7th of March 2012.

  45. Bahrain - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 30 of 2008 with respect to the establishment and formation of a Committee for the Evaluation of Foreign Victims of Trafficking in Persons.

    Adoption: 2008-08-06 | BHR-2008-R-82343

    Establishes a Committee, lists its members and functions. The Committee is to report to the Minister of Social Development after every meeting.

  46. Bahrain - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 1 of 2008 with respect to the formation of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

    Adoption: 2008-05-27 | BHR-2008-R-81817

    Establishes the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, provides for its composition. Its powers are provided for in Article 8 of Law No. 1 of 2008.

  47. Bahrain - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 3 of 2008 with respect to designating businesses and administrative authorities in which a convict may be employed by virtue of an order of the punishment execution judge and the regulations of such employment.

    Adoption: 2008-01-15 | BHR-2008-R-81810

    Article 1 - Provides that imprisonment maybe replaced by a manual or industrial job by the sentencing judge in accordance with the schedule to the Order
    Article 2 - A register is to prepared by the sentencing judge with details of the convict and the employment they are in as well as the end of the employment
    Article 3 - Authorities employing the convict must prepare a register of their attendance and leave. A copy is to be provided to the sentencing judge upon demand
    Article 4 - The authority must observe the convict's ability to complete the daily work assigned to him within six hours time and in accordance with his physical condition
    Article 5 - Procedures in case of absence
    Article 6 - Entry into force of the Order

  48. Bahrain - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law No. 1 of 2008 with respect to Trafficking in Persons.

    Adoption: 2008-01-09 | BHR-2008-L-81806

    Article 1 - Definitions of "trafficking in persons", "exploitation" and explains offences relating to victims under the age of 18 years.
    Article 2 - provides for penalties for persons who commit an offence under the law of imprisonment and a fine as well as being liable to pay the costs, including repatriation, following conviction of an offence. The property and funds etc. may also be confiscated by the State.
    Article 3 - Offences related to Corporate bodies
    Article 4 - Lists the aggravating circumstances to the crime of trafficking (subject to the provisions of Chapter 5, Part 3 of the Penal Code)
    Article 5 - Procedures during investigation and court proceedings to protect the victim of trafficking
    Article 6 - Power of court to decide if the victim needs to stay in the Kingdom or not
    Article 7 - Provides for the establishment of a Committee for the Assessment of the Status of Foreigners who are Victims of Trafficking in Persons by a Ministerial Order of the Minister of Social Development
    Article 8 - Provides for the establishment of a Committee for Combating Trafficking by a Ministerial Order from the Foreign Minister
    Article 9 - The Minister of Social Development is to issue a Ministerial Order with respect to the organisation of centres for sheltering the victims of trafficking in persons
    Article 10 - Coming into effect of the Law on the day following the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

  49. Bangladesh - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Oppression of Women and Children (Special Enactment) Act, 1995 (No. 18 of 1995). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-07-17 | BGD-1995-L-92058

    1. Short title
    2. Definitions
    3. Act to override other laws
    4. Penalty for causing death by means of explosive, poisonous or corrosive substances
    5. Penalty for causing grievous hurt by means of explosive, poisonousor corrosive substances
    6. Penalty for rape
    7. Penalty for attempts to cause death or causing hurt in or committing rape
    8. Penalty for trafficking etc. in women
    9. Penalty for abducting any woman for using her in unlawful or immoral etc. activities
    10. Punishment for causing death, etc. for dowry
    12. Penalty for trafficking in children
    13. Penalty for extorting ransom money
    14. Penalty for abetment of offences
    15. Trial of offences
    16. Special Courts
    17. Jurisdiction of the Special Court
    18. Investigation of offence
    19. Power to impose punishments
    20. Procedure of trials
    21. Power of a Magistrate to take depositions at any place
    22. Chemical examiner, blood examiner etc.
    23. Application of the Code of Criminal Procedures
    24. Submission of appeal
    25. Approval of death sentence
    26. Taking cognizance etc
    27. Power to make rules
    28. Amendment of Act XIV of 1974
    29. Repeal and saving of Ordinance LX of 1983

  50. Barbados - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons Prevention Act, 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-01 | BRB-2016-L-102713

    NOTE: Act has been passed in Parliament but is waiting to be approved and to come into force (21/09/2016).

    The Act repeals the Transnational Organized Crime (Prevention and Control) Act, 2011 (Act 2011-3) in order to make fuller provision for the prevention of the trafficking in persons and the implementation of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime.

    The Act broadens the scope of the offences by creating an offence where trafficking in persons takes place within the country and creates a special offence with heavier penalties in relation to the trafficking of children.

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